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March 17, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 16th March 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 16th March 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Gauntlet at Sukma"
  • Gauntlet - a thick heavy glove that you wear to protect your hand and lower arm
  • Ambush - to suddenly attack someone after hiding and waiting for them
  • Writ - the authority to rule or make laws
  • Tempting - if something is tempting, you want to do or have it
  • Desperate - very serious or bad
  • Fading - to become less famous or less important
  • Insurgent - someone who is fighting against the government in their own country
  • Wake-up call - if something that happens is a wake-up call, it should make you realize that you need to take action to change a situation
  • Beef up something - to make something stronger or more important
  • Heartland - the part of a country that is most important for a particular activity
  • Sustained - to suffer or experience, especially damage or loss
  • Injury - physical harm or damage to someone's body caused by an accident or an attack
  • Battalion - a military unit consisting of three or more companies
  • Mortar - a large gun with a short, wide barrel (= a part shaped like a tube) that fires bombs or other explosives very high into the air, or an explosive device shot from such a gun
  • Mounted - fixed
  • Extremist - someone who has beliefs that most people think are unreasonable and unacceptable
  • Unprecedented - never having happened or existed in the past
  • Precision - the qualities of being careful and accurate
  • Formidable - causing you to have fear or respect for something or someone because that thing or person is large, powerful, or difficult
  • Sway - control or influence
  • Stronghold - a place or area where a particular belief or activity is common
  • Convoy - a group of vehicles or ships that travel together, especially for protection
  • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
  • Toll - the total number of people who have been killed or hurt
  • Civilians - people who do not belong to the armed forces or the police
  • Personnel - the people who work for a company or organization, or who are members of a military force
  • Patchy - happening or existing in some places but not in other places
  • Consistently - in a way that does not vary
  • Insurgency - an occasion when a group of people attempt to take control of their country by force
  • Undermine - to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful
  • Flagging - becoming weaker, more tired, or less enthusiastic
  • Absence - a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as war, politics, business, industry, or sport, or the skill of planning for such situations
  • Merely - used to emphasize that you mean exactly what you are saying and nothing more
  • Ideology - a set of beliefs or principles, especially one on which a political system, party, or organization is based
  • Well-oiled - working easily and effectively
  • Machinery - the structure and systems of an organization or process
  • Robust - strong
  • Welfare - help given, especially by the state or an organization, to people who need it, especially because they do not have enough money
  • Ultimately - after a process or activity has ended
  • Put something forward - to offer an idea, opinion, reason etc, especially so that people can discuss it and make a decision
  • Might - used to make a suggestion or suggest a possibility in a polite way
  • Exhibit - to show something publicly
Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "It’s complicated"
  • Referendum - a vote in which all the people in a country or an area are asked to give their opinion about or decide an important political or social question
  • Escalate - to become or make something become greater or more serious
  • High-voltage - very exciting and full of energy
  • Campaign - a series of things that a politician or political party does to try to win an election
  • Constitutional - allowed by the constitution of a country or organization
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Relatively - in comparison with someone or something similar
  • Stable - firmly fixed or not likely to move or change
  • Glitch - a small problem or fault that prevents something from being successful or working as well as it should
  • Ally - a country that has agreed officially to give help and support to another one
  • Drew up - to prepare something
  • Rally - a public meeting of a large group of people, especially supporters of a particular opinion
  • Mobilise - if you mobilize a group of people, or if they mobilize, they come together in order to achieve something
  • Repercussion - the effect that an action, event, or decision has on something, especially a bad effect
  • Spat - a short argument
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind
  • Address - to to someone
  • Fascist - someone who supports a political system based on a very powerful leader, state control, and being extremely proud of country and race, and in which political opposition is not allowed
  • Remnant - a small piece or amount of something that is left from a larger original piece or amount
  • Deteriorate - to become worse
  • Rapidly - quickly
  • Thereafter - continuing on from a particular point in time, especially after something else has stopped happening
  • Effectively - in a way that is successful and achieves what you want
  • Ambassador - an important official who works in a foreign country representing his or her own country there, and who is officially accepted in this position by that country
  • Scrap - to not continue with a system or plan or agreement
  • Curb - to control or limit something that is not wanted
  • Migrant - a person that travels to a different country or place, often in order to find work
  • Ambitious -  having a strong wish to be successful, powerful, or rich
  • Overhaul - to repair or improve something so that every part of it works as it should
  • Majority - the larger number or part of something
  • Handpick - choose very carefully
  • Uncontested - used to describe a decision or result which nobody opposes or disagrees with
  • Diplomatic - acting in a way that does not cause offence
  • Crisis - a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
  • Electorate - ​all the people who are allowed to vote
  • Outreach - an effort to bring services or information to people where they live or spend time
  • Loyalty -  support that you always give to someone or something because of your feelings of duty and love towards them
  • Dividend - profit
  • Endangering - to put someone or something at risk or in danger of being harmed, damaged, or destroyed
  • Prospect - the possibility that something might happen in the future
  • Unwise - stupid and likely to cause problems
  • Opted - to make a choice or decision
  • Showdown - a big meeting, argument, or fight that finally settles a disagreement between people or proves who is the best
  • Aspect - one part of a situation, problem, subject, etc

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